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The Blogger Recognition Award tag & supporting smaller bloggers!

The ever ever ever so lovely Laura Noakes tagged me in this Blogger Recognition Award tag which I really wanted to do. I also wanted to take this chance to help support smaller bloggers so please do check out all the bloggers I’ve tagged in this post. Anyway, here’s are the rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created (I’ll probs just tag y’all on Twitter!)

How my blog started 

My blog started in March / April time 2013 and to be perfectly honest, it stated from boredom. I was suffering with crippling anxiety at the time and I had just quit my college course and work placement which I was doing to becoming a teaching assistant in a primary school after realising I just couldn’t hack it and kids annoyed me. I was at home with no job, no studying, not many friends and no passion for anything anymore. Apart from books. Books have been a huge part of my life ever since I was a kid. And growing up, I never lost that love. I found a book blog one day and thought what a wonderful idea it was so I set one up myself and voila! Here we are!

Advice for new bloggers 

1. Be your god damn self. Don’t follow the crowd or write about what everyone else is writing about just for the sake of trying to fit in. Individuality is so needed in blogging; use yours.

2. Never be afraid to ask for help. Even if it’s the silliest little question that you’re totally baffled by, just ask someone! Bloggers are friendly and mostly helpful people. You’ll always find someone that’s willing to help.

Here’s my bunch of bloggers which I tag to do this post. As I mentioned, I’m sticking to bloggers with under 500 blog followers to help support smaller bloggers and encourage you to follow them! 

  1. Shafia Begum Blogs
  2. Duffy Does Disney
  3. Chaz Book Worm
  4. Angel Whispers
  5. This Booky Place
  6. It’s Blogging Caro
  7. Holly Da Silva
  8. We Are All Critics
  9. Out of Tea Bags
  10. Reading Through Infinity
  11. Natalie Leanne
  12. El Frances
  13. Aoife’s Blog
  14. The Chronicles of Holly
  15. Reading to Recover

Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

33 Comments

  1. I hope to receive my first ever award soon! ♡

  2. Thank you for the advice as I’m still getting going. I just received my first award – and I didn’t think the post would take so long to write! – but I know that once I work at being more consistent in my writing style and quality, where I struggle, the quality of my blog will improve. The power is in “community” and you show that in your writing. Thank you.

  3. I absolutely love this post, so cute. Such a lovely way to support other blogs and their posts!xo

    Elle- https://ellegracedeveson.wordpress.com/

    1. Awh thank you, I try and do these as much as I can! xx

  4. aww thanks so much Jenny for tagging us <3 We really appreciate this all 🙂

    1. I’m so glad (: xxx

  5. Congratulations on the recognition! Way to pass it forward.

    1. Thank you (: xxx

  6. Your blog is super cute man! I’ve followed, Follow back? 🙂

  7. Great. I went and followed all the blogs. Way to support the little people. (like me hee hee)

    1. Awh yay! I’m so glad – I hope you like them xxx

      1. Thank r

      2. Thank you 😊 I am sure I will

  8. Congrats on getting nominated! Great advice aswell i loved the be yourself one! Such a good reminder

    Shauna

    http://tinyurl.com/y8e77ky6

    1. Thank you – yep, it’s SO true xxx

  9. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I love reading tags! Your reasons for starting blogging are really similar to mine too. I also agree it’s key to be your self x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻🍂www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. Me too! They’re such casual, low-key posts but usually super interesting as you find out more about the blogger behind the blog 🙂 xxx

  10. Isabel says:

    I think we started our blogs for similar sorts of reasons. I have anxiety too, amongst other stuff, and I find it a good form of self therapy. I love books too! I want to introduce more books into my blog but I find them really hard to write about, I don’t know why? It’s not like I don’t read enough of them! Any tips for the perfect book review? 🙂

    1. It sounds like we did start for similar reasons! Oooh I have so much advice on writing book reviews. They do get easier though and at first I was a bit like UGH I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. It definitely takes practice. I have a post here which might help: https://jennyinneverland.com/2015/06/10/quick-tips-for-writing-book-reviews/ 🙂 xxx

  11. Great advice and a fab list of bloggers 🙂 x

    1. Thank you – I hope you enjoy them and take a look at their blogs x

  12. Congrats on your award, that’s amazing! SO true that you must stay true to yourself when blogging. It’s what makes you genuine! xx corinne

    1. Yep, I absolutely agree. What’s the fun in being like everyone else? 🙂 xx

  13. This is one of the coolest things I have read today!!!

    1. Haha I’m glad you think so!

  14. Love this post!! Being a small-time blogger can be hard sometimes, but I love it, and I love seeing posts like this that put us in the spotlight!

    1. Awh you’re welcome! I try and do posts like this as much as I can (: xxx

  15. Julia says:

    I will definitely go and check these blogs out! And great advice 🙂

    1. Hope you like them! (: xxx

  16. Rebecca Stobart - This Booky Place says:

    Great post! One thing I sometimes find difficult as a new blogger is being myself because so many people seem to act a certain way, making feel like I need to play a part to fit in. I’m sure I’ll get more confident in time, thanks for tagging me! Xoxo

    1. Hell no! Be you, you and more you! The blogging world definitely doesn’t need another person the same as everyone else 😉 xxx

  17. Awesome that you use this to support smaller blogs! I’m going to check them out right now. And congratulations on getting nominated for this award. ^-^

    1. It’s the perfect chance! I know these things are designed for smaller bloggers in mind but I appreciate the nominations and don’t want to ignore them (: and yep, it’s a great chance to showcase lots of others for people like you to follow! xxx

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